District 100 announces new superintendent pick

Jack Larson, Editor-in-Chief

The District 100 Board of Education announced on April 6 that Dr. Cassandra Schug is to be the new superintendent of schools.

Coming straight from Watertown Unified School District where she served as superintendent for 11 years, Schug will start her duties on July 1, taking over the role from Dr. Daniel Woestman, who announced his resignation in February.

I feel honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve the students, staff and families in District 100,” Schug said. “I have loved the 11 years I have spent in Watertown; I raised my children in Watertown and enjoyed being a part of the community in which I served.  I will miss the community of Watertown, but I find so many of the qualities that I love about Watertown here in District 100.”

Schug, having over 25 years of experience in the education field, was reportedly known by the superintendent search committee to be a standout candidate at the moment she applied for the position.

“Dr. Schug was very impressive on paper, but she was even more impressive in person,” board member Holly Houk said. “The minute she began talking about her students, staff, and experiences, I knew that she was exactly what we were looking for in a new superintendent.  She has a ton of experience, in all different roles within education, and what she has done in other districts is very impressive.”

Schug graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, receiving a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Excited for the opportunity, she is ready to commit to the students and families of District 100.

“I have three commitments that I would make to the students, staff and families of District 100: Celebration, communication, and excellence,” Schug said. “In my next few years I am committed to celebrating the strengths of District 100 – the outstanding staff and outstanding programs that we have in place.”

“I also commit to building strong relationships in our schools and in our community.  I plan to strengthen those relationships through clear and consistent communications about what is going well in District 100, what we are working on together, and what the future holds.  Finally, I commit to excellence.  As I have met with staff and board members in District 100 I know that there is great pride in our schools and in our community, and there is also a vision for continuing in our journey towards excellence.”